Aaron Carter: I’m bi but I don’t want relationships with men
Aaron Carter has said is not looking to date men, despite coming out as bisexual.
The ’90s kid pop singer, now aged 29, came out as bi in an emotional letter earlier this month, revealing that he was attracted to both men and women.
Carter, known for tracks like Aaron’s Party, spoke about growing up in the entertainment industry while discovering his sexuality.
Just a day after the post, reps confirmed that he had split from girlfriend of one year, Madison Parker.
But in an interview with TMZ, Carter said that he was not looking to date men now that he’s single.
He said: “When it comes down to it, really, I had an experience when I was 17 with a guy, but now as an almost 30-year-old man, I’m going to be pursuing relationships with women.
“I want to pursue a relationship with a woman. I’m actually taking [reality star] Porcelain Black out on a date tonight.”
Carter said that while he had had “cool” messages from his fans, “I’ve been hearing a lot of negativity too… like prejudice and slurs, and remarks that I don’t deserve.”
He also threw some shade at his ex-girlfriend.
The singer said: “It’s all good… isn’t it funny what she comes out and says? I can’t really do anything about it, I’m going to move on with my life.
“If someone loves you enough, they’ll never leave you.
“They’ll never leave you over you saying that I want to be honest about whether it’s about me being bisexual, bicurious, being gay, or anything.
“It doesn’t matter – if they really love you, they’ll never leave you for that.”
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She said: “My split with Aaron has nothing to do with him being bisexual.
“Our parting of ways is something that has been coming for some time and it’s the best thing for us both.
“Some of my closest friends and loved ones are of the LGBTQ community, people I love and support wholeheartedly, so for… anyone to label me ‘homophobic’ is appalling and hurtful and couldn’t be more off character.”
She continued: “I’ve been nothing but supportive of Aaron and his career and I’m happy for him that he’s having the courage to live his truth.
“Breaking up is never easy for anyone, but it is my hope that we can move on from this point as peacefully and respectfully as possible. I wish him all the best.”